Deputies’ News – Term 4 Week 9

Padbury Deputy News

One of the most rewarding parts of an educator’s job is seeing the progress that students make over the year. It is pleasing to see the gains that the children have made since term one, which is a testament to the ongoing hard work and collaboration between students, staff and parents over the year.

Student Reports will be on Connect for parents/carers to read in the final week of term.

For Kindy children, this will be your child’s rated goal sheets and teacher comments.  For Pre-primary and Year One children, this will be your child’s rated goal sheets, teacher comments and a Student Achievement Report.

Our Year One classes are looking forward to their Kings Park excursion this Friday 10th December. Students will be learning about Noongar Culture at Kaarta Kooma (Kings Park) and the value of caring for Country. Students will also participate in structured play activities in the Rio Tinto Naturescape area. Thank you to family members who are volunteering on Friday. Your time is much appreciated. I know the Year One children are very excited.

Classes are having special celebrations for students in the final week of term. I would like to take this opportunity to wish exiting students all the best for next year as they transition to their new schools.  We keep lines of communication open between the LDC and mainstream schools.  I wish these students a happy and smooth transition in 2022. I wish all families a safe and relaxing holiday break, and we look forward to seeing returning students in the new year.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Deputies’ News – Term 4 – Week 6

East Hamersley Deputy News

Year Parent/Caregiver Meetings

The Year 1 parent/caregivers’ meetings are on Tuesday the 7th of December. I have already posted a SeeSaw message and the timetable is attached. If you are unable to attend your allocated time, then you may want to ask another parent to swap with you. However, please let Mrs Vladich know if you have done this. I will also be attending most of the meetings, I look forward to seeing you all then.

Year 1 Excursion to Kings Park

The children from all our sites are very excited about their excursion to Kaarta Koomba – Kings Park on Friday the 10th December. A reminder if you have not paid for this to do so as soon as possible.  Please remember to make sure your child has sunscreen on, a hat and a full drink bottle as we are assuming it could be hot. It’s going to be a great day for everyone.

Classroom and office move

We are having a classroom and office move for 2022 and we have started this process. If you need to come into my office to speak with me, please excuse the boxes and the disarray that our areas appear. It will be all in order ready for the beginning of next year. The last week of term will be disrupted slightly and the Pre-Primary children will possibly be working in the Kindy room on the Wednesday and Thursday of that week. I will let everyone know, via SeeSaw, closer to this date exactly what is happening.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Transition for Exiting Students:

For children exiting the LDC this year, thank you to parents for letting us know your child’s 2022 school.  This week, we are sending Exit Letters to mainstream schools with information about the LDC and suggested strategies to support your child in their new class next year.

Some parents have organised transition days in the mainstream school for this term. Ensure you let your child’s teacher know if your child will be attending transition day/s.

Information on how you can support your child’s transition to mainstream is on our website.

Follow the link below to the video (approx.30 minutes):

Transition to Mainstream

Year 1 teachers will meet with parents at Exit Meetings in Week 9 of this term.

Sun Safety:

Families, please ensure your child has a protective hat at school each day, labelled with their name. Students are encouraged to drink water throughout the school day, and on particularly hot days, they are encouraged to play in the shade. So, please pack a named water bottle each day.

Term 4 Incursions & Excursions:

Pre-primary students thoroughly enjoyed the Eco-Action incursion last week, learning all about ‘mini-beasts’ and their contribution to our ecosystems.

Kindy students will be visiting MacDonald Park next to the school, over the next couple of weeks. They will be using the amazing scooter/bike track as part of their learning about transport this term. It is a great place to learn about road safety including road signs and pedestrian crossings. Year 1 students will be visiting Kings Park on Friday 10th December, to learn about the Noongar culture and spend some time in nature. A note has been sent home to all Year 1 families. Please return the permission slip to school.

School Development Day:

Next Wednesday 24th November is our School Development Day. Students from the LDC do not attend school on this day. Staff will be analysing school data in the areas of reading, writing and maths. We will also discuss key focus areas for next year, based on the data.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Quinns Beach Deputy News

Wow, I can’t believe that we are already in Week 6 of Term 4. We have had a very busy term this term, with collaborative events such as the colour run. Quinns Beach Primary School raised a total of $12,000 from the donations of the Colour Run. This is a huge achievement and we all had so much fun on the day. It was lovely to see the teacher, students and parents of both schools, all be a part of such a wonderful event.

In Kindy, Mrs de Visser has been taking care of some silkworms. The students have had the opportunity to watch the lifecycle of these insects. I have seen many scientific explorers around my travels armed with a magnifying glass. The immersive learning that the students have been a part of has been wonderful to watch, with their beautiful smiles, and new vocabulary, they thoroughly enjoyed watching the insects grow and change.

In Pre-Primary, we have had Bunnings come out as an incursion and supply the materials for them to make XXX. The students thoroughly enjoyed this free incursion and were highly engaged in hands on activities that supported their comprehension of following instructions. Thanks to Mrs Walters for organising the morning.

The Year 1’s will be off to Kings Park on Friday 10th December. We will be meeting all of the Year 1’s from across all four sites at Kings Park. This will be a fantastic experience and a fabulous way to ensure that we support our students to develop respect and empathy for diversity in our community.

As part of our whole school development we will be spending the up and coming School Development Day, Wednesday 24th November, reflecting and analysing data from student achievements. A reminder that there will be no staff or students on site on this day.

Mrs Sarah Armstead

Deputy Principal – Quinns Beach Campus




Deputies’ News – Term 4 Week 3

From the Deputies’ Desks 

Padbury Deputy News

Book Week

This week the Padbury campus is celebrating Book Week. We know that reading to children has many benefits, and that books can be used to promote children’s language. Parents are encouraged to read and share books with their children as much as possible. Our Scholastic Book Fair is held in the library this week. Don’t forget to pop into the Book Fair if you haven’t already done so. Our dress-up day is this Friday 29th October, and we look forward to seeing many wonderful book characters.

Exiting Students

If your child is exiting to mainstream next year and you haven’t yet let us know the school that your child will be attending, please inform the office or your child’s teacher.  We will be sending information to mainstream schools in the coming weeks about the LDC and suggested strategies to support your child in their new class next year.


Regular attendance at school is fundamental to student learning. A great education begins with students coming to school each and every day and arriving on time. There is no safe number of days for missing school – everyday counts. Of course, there are always times when students need to miss school, such as when they’re unwell or have appointments. It is vital that “days off” for other reasons are avoided if possible.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Deputies News – Week 9 Term 3

East Hamersley Deputy News

Case Conferences

A reminder to Kindy parents the Case Conferences are on Tuesday 21st Sept, in the Meeting Room at the back of East Hamersley Primary School. Please remember your allocated time slot and arrive 5 minutes prior to your meeting. Verge parking is available on Earn Place.

The Pre-primary Case Conferences are on Wednesday 22nd Sept and Thursday 23rd Sept, in the Meeting Room at the back of East Hamersley Primary School. Please remember your allocated time slot and arrive 5 minutes prior to your meeting. Verge parking is available on Earn Place.

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays, we will see you all back at school on Monday 11th October.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

Pre-primary and Kindy teachers are currently meeting with parents/carers at case conferences.  This is an important opportunity for the teacher to speak with you about your child’s progress and levels of achievement. Please ensure that you attend this meeting at your allocated time.  Mrs Priestley or I will attend the case conference along with the teacher. We look forward to talking with you. Please note; that the Year 1 case conferences will be in Term 4.

Students have been enthusiastically practising running and team games for the Athletics Carnival this week. Staff are so proud of their efforts. I would like to mention a special thank you to Mrs Esther Memik, Miss Natasha Nguyen and Mrs Karen Holmes for their organisation leading up to the day. We are hoping the rain holds off so we can enjoy a successful carnival morning!

Pre-primary and Year 1 classes are very much looking forward to their Edu-Dance performance on Monday 20th September. Please see the previous note sent home for details about the concert and see your child’s teacher if you have any questions about the costume requirements.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all families a safe and restful term break coming up.  Enjoy the time with your children and the lovely spring weather.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus

Poseidon & Quinns Beach Deputy News

It has been a fabulous busy term. So much has been happening and it has flown by. I was lucky enough to go along to the excursion with the Poseidon and Padbury year 1 students to Cockman House and the Wanneroo Museum. It was a fantastic day, and we were lucky enough to have a relatively rain free day! Some of my favourite things from the day were exploring Cockman House and finding out the history of John Cockman and his lovely, but I am sure, very hardworking and busy wife Mary Anne and his dream of building a family house that would last generations. The children were able to wander through, discover how life looked 130 years ago for the pioneers and interact with different parts of the house. The children certainly had a lot of chores and responsibilities back then!

We also spent some time at the Wanneroo Museum which has some fascinating artefacts from Noongar history, colonisation of the area, domestic life and leisure time. It is quite an interactive display and the children enjoyed their time there. I must say, they were all very well behaved and on their best behaviours.

Poseidon and Quinns Beach both had their faction sports carnivals on the same day Friday 3rd September. I could only be at one of them, so spent the day at Quinns Beach. Once again, it was a lovely, dry day and the children had a fantastic time.

Enjoy the holidays and I hope we get some sunshine!

Ms Catherine Regan

Deputy Principal – Poseidon Campus & Quinns Beach Campus

Deputies News – Week 6 Term 3

East Hamersley Deputy News

Book Week

Book week at East Hamersley has been an absolute delight. The parade on Wednesday the 25th saw both the Pre-primary and Year 1 students dressed as their favourite book character. Thank you, parents, for putting in such a great effort to dress up your child. Some students even made their own costumes. Now that is amazing!

In our parade, we saw Cat in the Hat, Peter Rabbit, a Lego man, a Transformer, a Very Hungry Caterpillar, Batman, pirates, a ballerina, a firefighter, a soccer player, Harry Potter, a doctor, a lion, Buzz Lightyear and so many more.  Thank you to the teachers and assistants who also joined in with the mood of the day by dressing up. Mrs Boyd dressed as the Rainbow Fish, Mrs Vladich was Wilfrid Gordon’s Grandmother, Mrs Nolan was also a granny and Mrs Acott was a sweet fairy. The winners of the book prize for each year are Year 1, Ridhi Parihar and Euan Beaton, Pre-primary Boady Newton and Riley Chapman. Congratulations to you all.


Don’t forget to check out the window displays around the school that depict stories or books that the students have read.

Sports Carnival

Our children have been practising over the past weeks for the school Sports Carnival. The carnival will be held on Friday 27th August. Results of this will be in the next newsletter. Go, kids, go!

Parents, please remember to pack extra water, sunscreen, and a hat for your child to be sun smart for the carnival. Each child is to wear their faction shirt and running shoes. I will see you all there at the starting line.

Mrs Deborah Silverlock

Deputy Principal – East Hamersley

Padbury Deputy News

The School Development Day in week 4 was focussed on raising Aboriginal cultural awareness. Professional learning increased staff understanding of Noongar culture, values and family structure. Staff will be implementing further strategies in the classrooms to encourage the development and knowledge of Aboriginal culture.

We would like to thank Mrs Sharon Giltrow, a teacher at our Padbury campus and author of the story book “BEDTIME, DADDY!” for volunteering her time to read her book to classes this week. The story is about a little bear who is trying to get his daddy to bed. Check out some photos below. Please note that the Padbury campus of the LDC will celebrate Book Week in term four, and you will receive information next term about a dress-up day.






Save The Date: The whole of school Sports Carnival with Padbury P.S. will be on Wednesday 15th September on the school oval (Kindy A, Pre-primary, Year 1). The start time is 9:00 am.

Save The Date: The Edu-Dance concert will take place on Monday 20th September in the undercover area. Afternoon time to be advised.

Case conferences for parents of Kindergarten and Pre-primary students will take place in weeks 8 to 10 of this term. K and PP parents should have received a letter with your case conference date and time.  The case conference is an important opportunity for you to meet with the teacher to talk about your child’s progress so far this year.  Please ensure you make the 30-minute time-slot available so that you can attend this meeting.

Mrs Sarah Arnatt

Deputy Principal- Padbury Campus